Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Wednesday 19th December

13:15 Lingfield Jason Watson’s appointment as new stable jockey for the Roger Charlton yard has the whole racing world on notice and he might just have a statement winner here today at Lingfield to prove why he landed the job. Watson takes the mount on…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Tuesday 18th December

  12:25 Southwell The second race of the day on the artificial surface at Southwell sees 7 set to try and claim their first ever victory. This maiden sees a handful of newcomers make their racing debuts with the nicely bred Orient Express the likeliest…

Donald McCain Blog – Friday Runners

Friday Lough Derg Jewel Track: Doncaster – 2:20 Jockey: Will Kennedy He had an irregular heartbeat after Carlisle the last day. I’m still not sure what he did, whether he just got panicked or something else. It was nice to find something given how he faded out…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Monday 17th December

15:05 Plumpton Finnegan’s Garden won this race in 2017, one of two course and distance victories last season, and is partnered with Noel Fehily who was on board for one of these wins and boasts a 44% winning strike rate in the last three years over…

Saturday Preview – Henderson Rather Likely To Be Lifting Caviar At Cheltenham

Cheltenham Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Frodon carries top weight here and seems to have improved since a win-op, to win the Old Roan Chase and then finished runner-up to Baron Alco at Cheltenham. He’s a very classy individual but it’ll tough under a welter burden of 11-12….

Donald McCain Blog – Weekend Runners

We are still trying to get runs in the horses and a few of my runners this weekend are having their season debuts. We have 2 runners at Doncaster on Saturday and then it’ll be a busy Sunday with 6 runners between Southwell and Carlisle….

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Sunday 16th December

13:20 Carlisle Nigel Twiston-Davies has sent six hurdlers to Carlisle in the last three years and has emerged with five winners for an 83% winning strike rate. He looks to have a great chance of enhancing that record even further today with One For Rosie who…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Saturday 15th December

14:30 Cheltenham – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle The highlight of Saturday’s racecard comes by way of the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, also known as the Bristol Novices Hurdle, a Grade 2 race contested over three miles. In recent years it has been won by some high-class…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Friday 14th December

Racing Post Nap 20:15 Kempton George Baker’s yard knows the winner’s enclosure well at Kempton and they look to have another nailed on chance this evening. The Lamplighter beat a subsequent winner over course and distance last month in impressive fashion despite the rider dropping…

Friday Preview – Bank On Bolger In The Cross Country Race

CF Roberts Mares’ Handicap Chase Neil King’s Silent Steps sneaks into this off a nice racing weight and was an impressive winner ten days ago. That was the seven-year-olds first win under rules having spent time in the care of Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Thursday 13th December

13.15 Newcastle Highland Hunter lived up to the hype and confirmed his early promise following point to point and bumper successes when romping home at Ayr last time out on hurdling debut. Lucinda Russell’s latest recruit was so impressive that day with the manner of…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Wednesday 12th December

15:20 Hexham A very competitive handicap hurdle awaits us in the last race at Hexham this afternoon where a case could easily be made for any of the ten-strong field. Course and distance winners Beyondtemptation and bottom weight Towerburn both have credible chances based on…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Tuesday 11th December

14:40 Fontwell As the only hurdle winner set to take aim at this 10 runner field Outofthisworld could be seen as a very obvious choice but perhaps that’s doing some of her rivals a disservice. The Alan King trained Midnightreferendum finished second in a Grade…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Monday 10th December

After 8 winners including easy wins for both the NAP and Next Best, the Picks From The Paddock are back to try and get your week off to a flier! Best Bet Of The Day 14:00 Lingfield Trainer Tom Lacey has been in excellent form in…

Picks From The Paddock Best Bet – Sunday 9th December

14:00 Punchestown Min has won on first run of the season for the last three years and despite this looking like a decent little contest he should take all the beating today. He should appreciate the step back up to this trip and can give trainer…